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Poster: southiephan Date: Aug 7, 2009 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: When did the Dead play the Funk?

Phish fans know that the phab phour turned on the funk in summer-fall of '97.

What is the best tour/year/era of dead that a fan can hear their best funk?

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Poster: barongsong Date: Aug 7, 2009 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When did the Dead play the Funk?

Never truly funk but at their funkiest look for Shakedown or Dancin in the Streets in the late 70's and early 80's.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Aug 7, 2009 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When did the Dead play the Funk?

Yes, Shakedown. Yes. Check the Soldier Field show, 6/22/91. A soul jazz tribute to the city of Chicago. One of my all-time favorite versions.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Aug 7, 2009 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When did the Dead play the Funk?

That was a really strong tour all around. Love the Bucket, Shakedown, Wang Dang combo.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 7, 2009 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Neither the Dead nor Phish brought the funk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4U1Ln_X_zo

This is the real stuff - not more white boys lost in the blues....

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 7, 2009 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: aqua boogie!!!!!

Yeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhh Boooooooiiiiiiiii

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31vbS1bOrbg

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Aug 7, 2009 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Neither the Dead nor Phish brought the funk

You nailed it. When it comes to funk, the Dead and Phish just look at their shoes and start packing up their instruments when these guys start feelin' it.

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Poster: cpoppel Date: Aug 7, 2009 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Neither the Dead nor Phish brought the funk

Hey now,

The Dead and PFunk are probably two of the greatest influences and two bands that I've been attracted to because of my own musical sensibilities. There are WAY more similarities between the two (or three, or four bands - if you count the Jerry Band) than there are differences.

Sure, Shakedown and Dancin are obviously musically similar to a lot of what PFunk did, but it's more about the feel of the playing...easing into syncopated "on the one" rhythms. The Dead are really funky.

Now, let it be said that a lot of what PFunk did was a giant inside joke. Swimming underwater and not getting wet, getting on the mothership, sir nose dvoidoffunk, bootsy's star shaped guitar, all this stuff became part of the popularly recognized funk aesthetic, but Funk is certainly not limited to dudes with afros.

I mean shit! I've heard some really funky bluegrass, really funky jazz, even some really funky organ fugues. It's all about feeling, like I said.

FUNK IS NOT DOMESTICALLY PRODUCED.
There's nothing that the proper attitude won't render...funkable.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 7, 2009 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Neither the Dead nor Phish brought the funk

I met Gary Shider on New Years at the Warfield; he sports a big fat Steal Your Face over his heart on his jacket with a marijuana leaf in the middle of the same. I complimented him on it and his eyes lit up, he broke into a big smile, and said "Thems my boys!".

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 7, 2009 8:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Neither the Dead nor Phish brought the funk

check this out cpop

http://www.artistwd.com/joyzine/music/clinton/clinton_history.php

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Poster: tubejay Date: Aug 7, 2009 11:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Neither the Dead nor Phish brought the funk

to each his own. i had a couple grateful dead cd's and they've done some good songs, i think it's a stretch to call myself a fan. i really love the beatles, and some people i like were probably inspired by the dead.

if the dead are about music, i'm not much of a fan. if they're about anything else- if they're about telling fans to share their work and making a living off tshirts instead, i'm a huge fan of that. john perry barlow is my hero! (along with lessig, doctorow, and rms.)

i probably relate to pfunk more than the dead, but i don't listen to them much. i was a huge fan of deee lite, who did one or two things with bootsy.

i like funky people, and you can find them at all kinds of concerts where you might not expect them. one thing i'm sure the dead never stood for was everyone liking the same thing. that's a real admirable quality in anyone. funk's what you make of it. i hear in brazil it's like nothing else.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Aug 7, 2009 4:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Neither the Dead nor Phish brought the funk

The Dead were many things, but funky they were not, at least to my ears. To each his own.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 7, 2009 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Neither the Dead nor Phish brought the funk

hey, i like me a good ole shakedown or funky dancin' - i just had to give some props to the real funksters.

that said, i'm way excited for the gil scott heron at the warfield in october (yep, you heard it here....)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 7, 2009 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: speakin' o' da funk

We gotta mention James

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM5gLyKBGSU

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 7, 2009 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speakin' o' da funk

Maceo, blow your horn!

Take it to the bridge.

GOOD GOD!